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Box Office Results: 1/23-1/25

  1. American Sniper - $64.4M
  2. The Boy Next Door - $15M
  3. Paddington - $12.4M
  4. The Wedding Ringer - $11.6M
  5. Taken 3 - $7.6M
  6. The Imitation Game - $7.1M
  7. Strange Magic - $5.5M
  8. Selma - $5.5M
  9. Mortdecai - $4.1M
  10. Into the Woods - $3.9M

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Obama, Cooper Push for Media Help in Better Vet Portrayal

First lady Michelle Obama speaks during the launch event for "Got Your 6," a multifaceted program that includes encouraging film and television to include characters who are veterans, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at the National Geographic Society.

NEW YORK (AP) — The first lady and "American Sniper" star Bradley Cooper are backing a new challenge to TV and film producers to accurately represent U.S. troops who have returned from war and move away from portraying them either as victims or infallible heroes. Michelle Obama and Cooper joined a list of media heavyweights on Friday in Washington, D.C., to launch the new "6 Certified" program with representa... more

McCain Gives Thumbs Up to 'American Sniper' Movie

Senator John McCain gives a thumbs up during a campaign stop in 2008.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says critics of U.S. foreign policy are disparaging the movie, "American Sniper" and denigrating the memory of Chris Kyle , the U.S. serviceman depicted in the film. In a statement Monday, Sen. John McCain congratulated director Clint Eastwood and the cast and crew of the movie for honoring the life of Kyle whom he calls an American hero. The ... more

Rogen, Moore Banned From Restaurant Over 'American Sniper' Comments

branns steakhouse

Actor Seth Rogen is not allowed to set foot inside Michigan eatery Brann's Sizzling Steaks and Sports Bar over the comments he made about the war thriller American Sniper. The restaurant's owner, Tommy Brann , has announced that Rogen and director Michel Moore are banned from his joint in Wyoming, Mich., after the celebrities tweeted what he considered to be less than flattering comments about the Clint Ea... more

Kevin Spacey Skips Award Shows to Help Aspiring Arab Actors

In this Jan. 25, 2015 photo made available by Emirates News Agency, WAM, Sheik Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, right, meets with by Kevin Spacey in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kevin Spacey skipped the Screen Actors Guild awards, which handed him a win for his wildly popular role on " House of Cards", to watch 34 young actors from across the Arab world perform a play as part of his foundation's Home Grown initiative supporting local talent. The cast, all 25 years old or younger, hail from war-torn Syria, E... more

Danish Archer Takes Aim at 'Hollywood Archery' Myths

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A Danish archer posted a YouTube video showing how he busted the myth of Hollywood archery" by rediscovering ancient techniques. Lars Anderson , whose archery video went viral with more than 4.5 million views in its first 24 hours on YouTube, demonstrated in the video how he used ancient depictions of archers and written accounts to rediscover the technique of holding his arrows in his firing hand and placing th... more

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